Catholic University of America Alumni Average Salary

Catholic University of America is a Roman Catholic university known for giving students excellent value for their tuition costs. Located in Washington, Washington DC, the school is ranked in the top 26 percent of universities by return on investment. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.

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National Salary Data 
Architectural Designer
4 salaries
Design Architect
4 salaries
Healthcare Risk Management Director
2 salaries
Registered Nurse (RN)
2 salaries
Project Architect
2 salaries
Financial Analyst
2 salaries
School Social Worker
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Nov 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 101
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About This School

620 Michigan Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20064


Private School, Research University, Religious

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The health care industry, the education industry, and IT services are just a few of the areas in which CUA grads find work. The most popular career sector among alumni is the architectural services industry. The health care services industry is perhaps the least commonly worked industry among CUA grads, with less than two percent of former students experienced in this area. Graduates of CUA earn approximately $71K on average.


The CUA alumni who make the most are Senior Product Marketing Managers and Assistant Nursing Managers; they report a median pay of $85K. The next biggest earners are Associate Attorneys (about $80K). Sliding in near the bottom are Architectural Designers, who report earnings of $38K.


The most popular destination for former CUA students is Washington, DC. It is also not uncommon to find former CUA students living and working in Arlington, Va. — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of $103K. On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among CUA grads is New York, N.Y. (median compensation is $50K). Rockville, Md. is also a top pick, as is Baltimore, Md.

Degree Major

Catholic University of America grads who fare the best in terms of salary hold a law degree and earn a median salary of around $125K per year. A Bachelor of Science in Architecture commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of approximately $42K.


Catholic University of America grads with Contract Negotiation experience garner salaries that are nearly double other grads' salaries. One-fifth of CUA grads wind up using Project Management at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Also considered top-notch skills are AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, and Design.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits include paid time off, but vacation days are more heavily handed out than sick days; a little less than half of the alumni report receiving the former, but only one in three grads report receiving the latter. A large number of survey participants enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a strong majority of former students receive dental plans, too. Most alums opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Other benefits that Catholic University of America alumni receive are life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Northeastern University grads bring in salaries of around around $70K, making them the most similar to CUA alumni in terms of earnings. Howard University, Lehigh University, and Teachers College at Columbia University are also similar to CUA.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
1010 1220
ACT Scores 22 27

Key Stats for Catholic University of America


54 %
46 %
$38,394 - $93,316
$40,639 - $103,735
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
$34,622 - $114,882
$40,288 - $66,129
$80,556 - $149,000
$46,500 - $120,000

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